Learn How to Make the Coolest Robots at This Free Science Fair

There's going to be an exhibit showcasing some cool local inventions, too.


(SPOT.ph) Robots made from Lego? Solar-powered Volkswagen Kombi? Car made from abaca? These are just some of the cool things that will be on display at the upcoming Manila Mini Maker Faire on June 23 and 24 at The Mind Museum. You can let your geek flag fly as more than 70 inventors from all over the Philippines showcase their latest discoveries. Entrance is free!


Now on its second year, Manila Mini Maker Faire is "a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do." It draws inspiration from the original Maker Faire event in San Mateo Calinfornia that launched in 2006 and other large-scale community-driven Maker Faires all over the world such as Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, and Tokyo.





Some of the featured groups in the Manila Mini Maker Faire are Makerspace Pilipinas, composed of students from The Mind Museum's in-house science and technology program; REPRAP Philippines, which builds open-source DIY 3D printers in the country; Bobots, which created a prototype robot that can be used for post-earthquake assessments and disaster-related evaluations; and Ubots, which makes digital accessories by upcycling electronic waste.





What's different about the local edition of the Maker Faire is its campaign to cut across the fields of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft. This is why Filipino crafters like Filiology and Likha Mindanao are also invited to teach participants a thing or two about innovative tourism.


Manila Mini Maker Faire is on June 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Mind Museum, J.Y. Campos Park, Third Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. To register, visit Manila Mini Maker Faire's website.

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